The percentage of US population infected with HIV/AIDS is 0.7 per cent. There are approximately more than a million people in the United States suffering from the disease. Studies and research has shown that the reasons behind infection in the United States are primarily same sex male couples, heterosexual sex and the intravenous use of drugs by sharing between users. Of these three a major chunk of infections originates from sex between gay men. It is believed that nearly thirty five to forty thousand people get infected in America every year. Another discrepancy seen is that the major chunks of infected people are of African Americans descent. There is an advantage that people in western countries enjoy over those in the third world in relation to AIDS and that is access to medicine and medical facilities.